Monday, December 12, 2011

Adoption Poll

Some of you may have noticed the poll I put up yesterday -
as fellow adoptive parents
who are home with your children,
I am asking for your help.

 If y'all would also like to leave a comment 
or email me at
please feel free to do so. 

Through out our 6 years of being part of the adoption community,
we have met many people,
some have had wonderful experiences,
some not so wonderful.

I am wondering where you have found your support.

Did you find support through local friends?

A local adoption group?

Bloggy friends?

Did your agency provide support for you?

Or was there someone else who supported you through
thick or thin.

Thank you for your help! 


Kim K. said...

I can't imagine not having blogging friends to get us through our adoption. Hugs!

Anonymous said...

I live in a small town and don't have family nearby. My biggest support came from the IAN Facebook group and a girlfriend. The IAN FB group is so awesome. I learned so many things from them, traveled with some of them and they are so encouraging. I would have never thought FB would help so much with adoption, lol. Martina

Sharon said...

When we were adopting we had friends who had done it the year before, exactly the same way and they were our encouragement.

In later years when we had serious teen and further troubles, it was much harder to find support. (This wasn't related to adoption... or was it?) We searched far and wide and finally found support in friends from a church 1000 miles away. Thank goodness for phones and email! More recently we've found support in this closer to home as well.

Amy said...

Definitely have some great friends around us- adoptive and non-adoptive friends. But the online world has been incredible too (sometimes it gets to be too much and it doesn't feel helpful anymore, but for the most part, it's great). I love having friends around the country that I've never met, but consider good friends!:) Amy

Anonymous said...

Definitely the online community and local waiting families. The agency helped us through the technical/legal/political/regulatory hurdles, but true support came from other families that had been through or were going through the process of adoption.


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